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Saturday, October 16, 2010

At the recent quarterly meeting of the Pennsylvania Game Commission in Wilkes-Barre, the board of game commissioners gave preliminary approval to a regulatory change to enhance accountability for the public landowners seeking to enroll in the Deer Management Assistance Program.

Under the new regulations, all public landowners will be required to provide an approved deer management plan along with their DMAP application.

Saturday, October 9, 2010
Variety of choices adds to antlerless season

WILKES-BARRE – According to statistics released by the Pennsylvania Game Commission at this week's quarterly board of game commissioners meeting held Monday and Tuesday at the Quality Inn, the October antlerless muzzleloader season is having its desired effect as part of the agency's deer-management program.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

To further the Pennsylvania Game Commission's efforts to find effective tools to manage the deer populations on agriculture lands in the southeast corner of the state, the board of game commissioners gave preliminary approval at Tuesday's quarterly meeting in Wilkes-Barre to a regulatory change to create a focused, limited authorization permitting the use of bait for deer hunting in Wildlife Management Units 5C and 5D on approved properties enrolled in the agency's Agriculture Deer Depredation Program, commonly referred to as the "Red Tag" program.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

HARRISBURG – Over the last decade, expanding hunting opportunities for youth has been a constant for the Pennsylvania Game Commission board of game commissioners.

During that time, special seasons for Junior License holders between the ages of 12-16 have been initiated so youngsters need not compete with adults during the regular seasons. This was done with the hope of recruiting and retaining youngsters, and now with computerized licenses sales in full effect, statistics show the PGC is being successful in that regard.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

A free Sportsmen's Health Fair will be held, Saturday, Sept. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Schuylkill YMCA, 520 N. Centre St., Pottsville.

"We've always wanted to host a health fair just for outdoorsmen knowing how popular hunting and fishing are in this area," Schuylkill Y executive director Wayne Stump said. "Sometimes a hunter will get so excited about getting their equipment ready, they forget about the physical challenges on their body."

Saturday, September 11, 2010

No longer can chronic and commercial poaches consider the fines they face in Pennsylvania as merely a "business" expense. That has changed now that Act 54 of 2010 has become law with new penalties, including higher fines and possible jail time, now in effect.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

HARRISBURG – While the majority of the members on the Pennsylvania Game Commission board of game commissioners wanted a reduction of antlerless allocations for the areas they represent at the spring meeting to set 2010-11 seasons and bag limits, Southeast Region commissioner Greg Isabella supported the increase for Wildlife Management Unit 5C.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

LACKAWAXEN – For many trout anglers seeking the ultimate fall get away without having to go that far away, their destination is the Lackawaxen River for the ultimate one-day, weekend or weeklong adventure.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Pennsylvania is again reaping the rewards of its expanded efforts at recruiting new sportsmen into the fold through the Mentored Youth Hunting Program. According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, it issued nearly 30,000 mentored youth hunting permits during the 2009-2010 hunting season, bringing the state's total to more than 100,000 since passing a Families Afield measure in 2005.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

HARRISBURG – When the subject turned to elk at the spring meeting of the Pennsylvania Game Commission, it become more evident than ever that the biggest challenge in taking a Pennsylvania elk is being fortunate enough to draw one of the 50 tags – not including the Special Conservation Tag which was auctioned earlier this year at the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation annual banquet.